Bill Evans

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Bill Evans
Background information
Birth name William John Evans
Born August 16, 1929(1929-08-16)
Origin Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Died September 15, 1980(1980-09-15) (aged 51)
Genres Jazz, modal jazz, hard bop, Third stream, Cool Jazz
Occupations Pianist
Composer
Arranger
Instruments Piano
Labels Riverside Records
Verve Records
Fantasy Records
Associated acts George Russell
Miles Davis
Cannonball Adderley
Philly Joe Jones
Scott LaFaro
Paul Motian
Eddie Gomez
Marty Morell

William John "Bill" Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz piano player. His career lasted 25 years. He was known for playing close groups of chords in his left hand, while playing melodies with his right hand. He was also known for playing in groups that featured him, a bass player, and a drummer. The groups dealt more with interaction and group-improvisation than jazz bands before them.